I’m home again! While I am zero percent happy about running in the heat and humidity I’m happy to be able to shower in my own shower, run without a map and get back into a normal routine.
Tuesday: Rest day!!! I normally run on Tuesdays so this is a little strange for me but I’m not complaining. Just a boring hot day in Houston with no workouts 🙂
Wednesday: Hill repeats today. 15 minute warm up with 4x 2 1/2 minute inclines at 5% grade and 2 1/2 min rest at 1% grade. I did stop a few times because my lower calf has been so tight its ridiculous. Also I did this on my home treadmill and the incline metric isn’t the same as a normal treadmill. It felt like I was doing a 5% but I couldn’t tell for sure since it doesn’t display the same. Finished with 40 minutes and 3.23 miles. 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
Thursday: Speed work today and OMG it was hot out. I got up at 5am and both of my weather apps said it was 80 degrees already. YUCK! 20 minute warm up with 8×30 second very fast effort and 90 second recovery finish with 16 minute cool down. Ended with an 11:14 overall pace but the very fast efforts were between 6:49-7:20 so not too shabby! My legs were dead after the 8th pick-up though and I had to slow jog it back home…like 12:30 slow job. Yikes this heat is a beast. 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
Friday: Rest day!!! Mentally preparing for tomorrow…8.5 miles in the heat. Im physically and mentally exhausted so I made sure to go to bed a little earlier to feel good in the morning…hopefully 🙂 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
Saturday: Oh geeze today was hot! Got on the road at 6am for 8 (I got my distance and time confused ended at 8 but should have done a little more) hot miles. Had to slow down a little to keep moving and ended with an 11:32 overall pace. I went through plenty of water for my head and my hydration. Luckily Joe came and met me around mile 6 with refills for my water so I could finish with cool water yay!!! Took a gel at mile 5 I started getting hungry so it was perfect timing. I love it when the sunrise is pink and blue makes me think of Sleeping Beauty everytime!! 90 minute massage with a new therapist today and it HURT SO BAD and not in the good way. Granted I needed it and I feel better now but she didn’t do the head-rub at the end! Boo!
Sunday: 55 minutes scheduled today but after yesterday’s brutal massage my whole body was sore and I was just not feeling it. I ended with 3 miles at 11:32 pace and I’m no sad about it. Did this run on the treadmill so I could sleep in a little bit and not run in the miserable heat. 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night. Oh and PIZZA TIME!!! I love weekend pizzas and wine 🙂
Monday: Rest day!!! I wanted to go to core class today but we had a 4 hour training this morning that went into class time 😦 Boo!!! 15 minutes stretching / yoga poses / foam rolling that night.
CHIME IN!!! How early are you getting up to run now? Have you seen a drop in your speed? How did your workouts go this week?